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Poster: profadrock Date: Jun 5, 2006 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re:

Never realized the PJ was a fan site...Jeez, maybe it'll take a rabid dead fan with protools and bandwidth to do the remastering and streaming themself....(I think the dead resist this though...telling, in a way)

It's funny, I do wonder what the result would have been if I had gotten a few shows a year as opposed to 10-20/day for a few years...I ended up jaded and bypassing every "boring" setlist for something "unusual"...By now, another China Cat just doesn't do it for me, and I probably haven't listened well to over a third of it!

Phish is a good example...while I own hundreds of Auds, I only own a couple of dozen SBD's and am excited when a new one is issued...

I suppose it leads to the conclusion that many of us are collectors as much as listeners...

I suppose it's also just the law of diminishing returns...

What I said earlier I stick to, that Jerry and Co. would have seen this whole discussion as ludicrous in 1967...moot point, I know...

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Jun 5, 2006 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re:

Allowing taping and trading significantly fueled the fire of deadhead sub-culture, which in turn led to their long term artistic and commercial success, as well as recent resurgences of "grateful deadedness" due to this and other web-sites.

The chickens or the eggs?

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Jun 5, 2006 2:41pm
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Both. But is there a difference between trading in the mail before the advent of the internet and the sudden escalation of availability and simplicity? Yes, chicken or the the egg: or more to Jerry's image of the dead: the serpent that feeds on itself (the worm oroborous). Pretty soon it consumes itself. It did.

Look: I think at this point they blew it and the archives should never have been shut down viz sbd download. Too late, boys. I'm really arguing against the Dead for their lack of forsight. They are ultimately the losers since a) all that stuff is in circulation and/or b) you can swipe streams with simple software. If you want it, you can get it. And go for it.

I am just personally sorry that but it because I am in the crowd that likes cleaned up, remixed, classic material--e.g. the Fillmore box set. It was so much better than the hissy, cut patched sbds. And there were things that the archives never had--like the Academy of Music DPs or the Fillmore east Feb 70 run I was at both of those runs, so what a treat for me personally.

Yes, chicken or the egg: but both are frued now, huh?